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25 May 2007, 11:36 pm

From the few pictures that seem to be an actual picture of you guys I see myself. No, I don't mean an actual resemblance or even passing necessarily. But there's something that I can't shake that makes me feel like I'm looking at a relative. Weird stuff. I don't have a pic handy at the moment. But does anyone else have that notion?



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25 May 2007, 11:44 pm

Yes. There's something in the facial expression of a person that shows a way of seeing the world that defines the autistic spectrum better than any list of "symptoms" ever could.



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25 May 2007, 11:48 pm

My 7 year old son (who has AS) loves staring at people's photos and keeps saying 'they look very friendly' and 'I'm sure I've seen that person before.'

Actually when I compare photos of my son to people on this website I can relate to what you're saying.



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25 May 2007, 11:59 pm

Esperanza wrote:
Yes. There's something in the facial expression of a person that shows a way of seeing the world that defines the autistic spectrum better than any list of "symptoms" ever could.


Well said. I think that's what it amounts to.



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26 May 2007, 2:39 am

A relative is not "literally" you but someone who shares more of your genetic material than the average person.



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26 May 2007, 2:52 am

I agree! I always recognised 'my kind of people' even before I know about AS etc.


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26 May 2007, 4:28 am

Yes. I cannot quantify why, but I feel related. And, in my family ancestry, there are many autistics, so I do see this. I am told Autistics/AS have a sort of "possessed, haunted" stare......again, just a perception, but nevertheless real. I see/feel/sense it.


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26 May 2007, 5:27 am

Esperanza wrote:
Yes. There's something in the facial expression of a person that shows a way of seeing the world that defines the autistic spectrum better than any list of "symptoms" ever could.


:?



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26 May 2007, 6:22 am

Kosmonaut wrote:

:?


The heartless, haunted and homicidal look....



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26 May 2007, 7:56 am

hmmm very interestiing.....i think i may have to research that one..i never thought of it like that...


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26 May 2007, 9:20 am

That's interesting!


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26 May 2007, 10:03 am

I agree. I noticed that too. A strange sense of familiarity.


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26 May 2007, 10:41 am

I feel the same way. It's like meeting members of my extended family.



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26 May 2007, 10:48 am

*nods*



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26 May 2007, 10:51 am

This is probably why I thought Sedaka and I looked related in the "Post a Pic!" thread.... The only person I've really looked at is myself, and if there's a "disturbance" in how we all outwardly control our physical cues (i.e., facial expressions), we see that what we’re familiar with....



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26 May 2007, 12:49 pm

It makes me sound like I'll get together with you all at some time somewhere.


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